The Germans Will Never Learn

“Let Maas’s new world order of multipolarity and balance ring out.  It’d save America much money and many lives, being able to hand off some responsibilities to capable allies.  Unfortunately, though, the Germans are kidding themselves if they believe they’ll be able to achieve this in Europe – not without a great power backing their play (and that great power is notFrance).  They will be forced to choose between the United States and Russia.  I suspect that Berlin will ultimately end up in the United States’ camp.”

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No, Germany is Not Our Friend

“All in all, President Trump was completely correct to call out Germany. At the same time that Angela Merkel “leads” the “free world” in a rhetorical crusade against Russia for “hacking” elections everywhere (read, giving that hooligan Donald Trump the Oval Office–which, by the way, Putin did not do that), her government and country sidles up even closer to Moscow. If they can do business with and have peaceful relations with Russia, why can’t we (and the rest of the world)? At the same time that Frau Merkel insists on bashing America’s “weak” response to Russia, it is the United States, Great Britain, and the Baltic states that disproportionately fund NATO. Even as Merkel insists upon greater, more open trade, her government engages in the exact same kind of anti-free trade actions that Trump espouses.”

The Fog of Transition: 2030 Will Surprise Us

Originally published in 2015, the study “2030, What the CIA Has Not Imagined” made waves. Given that the trends of disruption have intensified, Saint-Cyr’s professor of geopolitics, Thomas Flichy de La Neuville, has decided to republish his findings at The Weichert Report. Read on for more

Dear Experts: No, We Are Not Approaching Global Disorder

At a time when the established order is being swiftly overturned, the voices of the status quo continue claiming that we are fast entering a world of disorder. I disagree. In this piece, I critique the cult of the expert and posit that we are headed for one of the greatest periods of stability in history.

The Islamic State Strikes Germany; European Officials Slow to Respond

On July 19 a Hong Kong family was traveling on a train in southern Germany when they were attacked by a 17 year-old Afghan (of Pashtun origin) wielding an axe, intent on killing them in the name of the Islamic State.